Maybe so, but that is your opinion and is not necessarily shared by others. I will second Pine's request.
-----Original Message----- From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Gerard Meijssen Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:30 AM To: Wikimedia Mailing List Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Elections Committee Hoi, I really hope that the question is not answered and when answered the answer is no. I am so sick and tired of this nonsense. It never stops and there is supposed to be only one answer. There are two alternatives; no answer and not as you like it. Thanks, GerardM On 26 July 2016 at 06:53, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi BGC, > > I asked a question earlier in this thread which seems to have been > overlooked. Is the BGC (or the Board as a whole) considering whether > the Founder's seat will become an elected seat in the forseeable future? > > Pine > > On Jul 20, 2016 21:20, "Pine W" <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Thanks Daruisz and all who worked on this. > > > > Looking at the bigger picture, the tone and pace of changes in WMF > > governance over the past few months feel like a breath of fresh air. > > I > hope > > that this direction and pace continue. > > > > Speaking of elections and governance, will the Founder's seat become > > an elected seat? It may be too early to answer this question, but I > > hope > that > > the BGC gives it some careful thought. > > > > Thanks again, > > > > Pine > > > > On Jul 20, 2016 18:00, "Dariusz Jemielniak" <dar...@alk.edu.pl> wrote: > > > >> Dear members of the Wikimedia community, > >> > >> As you know the board passed a resolution allowing for the creation > >> of a standing Elections Committee in November of last year . Per > >> the implementing resolution, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) > >> has appointed the initial members from the recommendation of the > >> Executive Director > and > >> her staff. We will be starting with 6 committee members: > >> > >> > >> - > >> > >> User:Ajraddatz > >> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Ajraddatz> > >> - > >> > >> User:Mardetanha > >> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Mardetanha> > >> - > >> > >> User:Ruslik0 > >> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Ruslik0> > >> - > >> > >> User:Philippe > >> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Philippe>slate > >> - > >> > >> User:KTC <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/KTC> > >> - > >> > >> User:Atropine > >> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Atropine> > >> > >> > >> They will be joined by two official advisors from the Wikimedia > >> Foundation: > >> > >> > >> - > >> > >> James Alexander (Manager, Trust & Safety) from Community Engagement > >> - > >> > >> Stephen LaPorte (Senior Legal Counsel) from the WMF Legal team > >> > >> > >> They will also be working closely with the BGC as a whole and > >> especially Nataliia and me. Because I may consider applying as a > >> candidate in the upcoming community-selection process I will be > >> recusing for any discussions involving that election. > >> > >> The new committee, along with the BGC, will, of course, be able to > choose > >> how many members and advisors they truly need and how to recruit > >> the > best > >> candidates. One of the first orders of business for the committee > >> will > be > >> to decide on a process for expanding its membership through some > >> form of open call. While there is an enormous amount of work for > >> the committee > to > >> do, it can be expected that they will begin looking at: > >> > >> > >> - > >> > >> The selection of a committee Chair > >> - > >> > >> The dates and process for the upcoming community selection > >> process > (and > >> consider shortening the terms and having community elections in > >> early 2017, > >> so that the elected members would join the Board at April > meeting). > >> - > >> > >> The method of voting for that process both for the upcoming selection > >> and the future and > >> - > >> > >> The composition of the board and how to ensure a steady supply > >> of > good > >> candidates (in particular, making sure that the candidates have the > >> skills and expertise matching the Board skill matrix while > >> making > sure > >> that > >> the process is still owned by the community). > >> > >> > >> Just as the BGC is committed to greater transparency (see for > >> example > our > >> recent minutes), the committee will likely consult with the > >> wider Wikimedia community in developing and revising election > >> procedures > within > >> the scope of this charter to the greatest extent possible. > >> > >> This day has been a long time coming and is the result of requests > >> made > by > >> multiple different temporary election committees over the years. > >> I'm > glad > >> to finally see it come to fruition and hope that it will allow our > >> selection process to continue to expand and improve well beyond the > >> record-breaking election we had in 2015. > >> > >> Before I sign off I also wanted to call out the amazing work of the > >> 2015 temporary Election Committee. They were put together in > >> 2015 to do > one > >> thing: run an election. They did that well (with almost 3x the > >> participation of the next largest year) but then they went well > >> beyond > the > >> call of duty in serving as an advisory body to the board, offering > >> invaluable feedback on how to fill the empty community selected > >> seats we saw this year. They did not have to do this, but they did > >> it anyway, > and I > >> hope that everyone can acknowledge the stress and courage that took. > >> > >> Please join me in thanking the 2015 committee and welcoming the new > >> standing committee! > >> > >> Dariusz Jemielniak ("pundit", current Board member) > >> > >> > >> -  > >> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Elections_Committee > >> -  See also my disclosure to the BGC on that matter: > >> > >> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Governance_ > Committee/2017_Election_Disclosure > >> -  > >> > >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-June/084592. > >> html > >> > >> > >> -  > >> > >> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Governance_ > Committee/2016_competence_matrix > >> -  > >> > >> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Governance_ > Committee/Minutes_07-08-2016 > >> -  > >> > >> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_2015/Co > mmittee#Membership > >> _______________________________________________ > >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > >> New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > >> Unsubscribe: > >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > >> <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe > >> > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> ----- No virus found in this message. 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